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City of St. Petersburg, FL Wins EPA Clean Fuel Diesel Grant

Posted @ Monday, September 30, 2019    By Karl Kalbacher
Posted in [ Blog, Environment and Sustainability, Grants ] | 0 Comments

TFG is pleased to announce that the City of St. Petersburg, FL EPA was awarded FY 2019 Clean Fuel Diesel grant application.  The City requested grant funding to replace aging diesel-fueled sanitation trucks with compressed natural gas trucks.  The City was initially informed by EPA of their grant award in the amount of $888,235. EPA recently revised their grant award to the City to $1,510,701!  With this additional funding St. Petersburg will be able to accelerate the conversion of the sanitation truck fleet to CNG.  TFG wrote the grant on the City’s behalf.

The EPA Clean Fuel Diesel grant  permits the following entities to apply for funding:

  • Regional, state, local or tribal agencies/consortia or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
  • Nonprofit organizations or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or have the promotion of transportation or air quality as their principal purpose.
  • School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and counties are all eligible entities to the extent that they fall within the definition above.

Eligible Uses of Funding include:

  • School buses
  • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
  • Locomotive engines
  • Marine engines
  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects including:

  • EPA verified technologies or certified engine configurations
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) Exit verified technologies or certified engines
  • Idle-reduction technologies that are EPA verified
  • Aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires that are EPA verified
  • Early engine, vehicle, or equipment replacements with certified engine configurations

If your local government, school district of non-profit is interested in TFG grant writing  services for the Clean Fuel Diesel grant, or any other grant program for that matter, contact Karl Kalbacher, PG, at TFG at (202) 333-8500, or by email at

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